Accession Number : ADA307004

Title :   Force Tailoring Tools.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 94-Apr 96,

Corporate Author : TRADOC ANALYSIS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Cioppa, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA307004

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The Force Tailoring Tools are a tetrad of computer programs to assist both commanders and operations research analysts in designing force packages. The tetrad is composed of Force-PLUS (Force Package Logic Utility System), SCRAP (Sufficiency Criteria for Realignment Adjustment Processor), EFFORT (Early Entry Force Tailoring Tool), and THOR (The Task Organizer). These tailoring tools offer a marked departure from the traditional methods of designing force packages. Force-PLUS and SCRAP are used to analyze constructive simulation results. EFFORT's primary purpose is to give military planners and analysts at the strategic and operational level the ability to rapidly develop a tailored force package against a given threat and location. THOR's primary purpose is to give military planners and analysts at the operational and tactical level the ability to rapidly task-organize a force to accomplish its mission(s). The Force Tailoring Tools have been used in the Early Entry Force Analysis, Mobile Strike Force 95 Organizational and Operational Analysis, Battle Command Elective in the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Warfighting Lens Analysis 98-12 Force Package Analysis.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPLOYMENT, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, QUEUEING THEORY, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SURVIVABILITY, COMBAT SUPPORT, INFANTRY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, EXPERT SYSTEMS, FUZZY SETS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY EXERCISES, LETHALITY, MANEUVERS, ARMY, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, BATTLES, TACTICAL WARFARE, STRIKE WARFARE, ORGANIZATION THEORY, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE